Chairman Schiff Statement on Yemen
Washington, February 4, 2021
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement:
“For far too long, the United States has enabled the Saudi-led bombing campaign against the Houthis in Yemen, leading to horrific human suffering and devastation. The United States must fully end its involvement, because there is no military solution to this conflict.
“President Biden’s announcement that the United States has terminated support for ‘offensive operations’ in Yemen and will undertake a diplomatic effort to end the conflict there sets out exactly the right course. Bringing the conflict to a prompt end and alleviating the humanitarian catastrophe is in the interests of the United States and also our partners in the region.
“The Administration must also adjust other aspects of our cooperation with Saudi Arabia and our Gulf partners, consistent with our values and national interest. American support for Saudi Arabia must not be a blank check and Riyadh should understand that we will no longer look the other way when it commits human rights abuses.”